Wear hel­met or pay fine

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - RIDA ZA­HEER

There are more than 20 mil­lion mo­tor­cy­cles on the roads of the ‘city of lights’. Ac­cord­ing to a news item it has been made manda­tory that the riders should also wear hel­mets. Crit­ics and scep­tics do not agree to this reg­u­la­tion; and de­cry it ve­he­mently. They say it is im­prac­ti­cal and against the cli­matic con­di­tions of the city, and would open new win­dow for po­lice cor­rup­tion.

I think it is a good law and must be im­ple­mented in let­ter and spirit. We have all sorts of laws on the statu­tory books, which are never im­ple­mented. We can­not de­rive ben­e­fits from these le­gal mea­sure meant for peo­ple’s safety. All the riders be aware of the new reg­u­la­tion or get ready to pay fine. It is a pro­tec­tive law and meant to avoid in­juries sus­tained in the ac­ci­dents. We must ap­pre­ci­ate the law. —Karachi

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